This is a very fun hands-on unit plan about sound with the outcomes focusing on: sound being produced by the vibration of objects, identifying pitch, categorizing sounds, and comparing the range of sounds. There are many experiments and projects that the students complete in small groups throughout this unit.
I developed this unit plan while taking a Differentiated Instruction course and it follows the Backwards Design format. There are many forms of assessments, including several rubrics, checklists, and self assessments. The sound activities are very multi-sensory and this would meet the needs of students both in an inclusion class and a self-contained SPED class since various levels of activities are provided.
Some of the activities require specific children's books that can be obtained through your local library. A complete list of these books are provided in the unit plan. Some activities also require the access to the internet.